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Unemployment in Greece: One Job Vacancy, 650 Candidates

Easter here and Resurrection there, Greeks struggle to make a living amid rampant unemployment. 1,000 people were losing daily their work places in January 2012 and unemployment exploded to 21.8%. In comparison: 14.8% in Jan 2011 and 21.2% in Dec 2011). The efforts to get a job and make ends meet are endless and often …

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Καλό Πάσχα 2012 – Happy Greek Orthodox Easter 2012

Greek Orthodox Easter with marvellous customs. Lots of preparations and church going. Wonderful religious hymns. Red eggs, lamb on the spit, roasted kokoretsi, sweet bread. And a special soup on Saturday to end the 40-day long time of lent. Millions of Greeks flock to the churches at midnight holding white candles and …

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British Man, 62, Missing After Running Local Marathon in Greece

An experienced British endurance runner is missing after taking part in a marathon in Greece, in the West Mani of Sout-Westrn Peloponnese. Greek media report that a search operationwith the participation of search and rescue teams and many volunteers from the broader area have been searching since last Monday in …

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Novelty? Rent-A-Cop. A Real Greek Cop….

Feel unsafe when you go to pick up money from your local bank? You could rent a trained guard from squads of  Greek Police EL.AS. For just 30 euro per hour. For additional 20 euro you could also be escorted by a policeman on a motorcycle or accompanied by a police dog. A …

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Donations Needed to Send Dead Pakistanis Home

Members of Greece’s Pakistani community are seeking to raise money to send home the bodies of two Pakistani men who died last Friday while trying to save an elderly couple from a car trapped on a railway track in Kryoneri, north of Athens. Hamayun Anwar, 18, and Wakar Ahmed, 32, …

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Athens: Protesters Beat Policeman, Set Uniform Jacket Alight

Protesters attacked one policeman at Syntagma Square, near the spot where Dimitris Christoulas, 77, committed suicide on Wednesday morning. According to Greek media reports, mourners had marched to Syntagma Square after having attended the funeral of the retired pharmacist. It looks as if there was also a march by anti-authoritarian protesters.  News portal Zougla.gr reports that some …

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A Political Suicide: Thousands Attend Christoulas’ Funeral

Relatives, friends, members of left political parties and civic movements, common people who didn’t know him… Some two thousand mourners, they all gathered at the First Cemetery in Athens on Saturday afternoon to say farewell to Dimitris Christoulas. The retired pharmacist who committed suicide just a few meters away from the …

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Greek Miracle: Man on Wheelchair Robs Bank

That’s one of the miracles that can happen only in Greece. A  disabled man in wheelchair found back his ability to walk and thus so fast that he managed to rob a bank…. Robbers had the idea to use a ‘Trojan horse’ in order to come to the euros of their …

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UPD: Greek Police Beats Journalists & Photo-Reporters (video)

UPDATE: The President of Greek Photo-Reporters Union, Marios Lolos is set to undergo brain surgery due to injury he suffered after beaten by riot police. According to the Photo Union,  Marios Lolos was submitted to the hospital with  “with traumatic brain injury caused by baton (fractured skull-impressed), injury which requires surgical …

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Greek Shipyard Revolutionizes Labour: Rotating Work Once per Week

Workers at Skaramanga Shipyards were stunned to hear the radical changes in their working schedules. The Arab-German management of the Shipyards decided to revolutionize the workers’ lives: As of 18. April 2012 workers will have to work in rotation one day per week and thus for a period of three months! At least 1,000 …

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Cynical Politicians Comment on Christoulas’ Suicide

The majority of the Greek politicians, including PM Lucas Papademos, found some words of sympathy to Dimitris Christoulas, the retired pharmacist who committed suicide  behind a tree at Syntgama Square on Wednesday morning. The bullet the 77-year-old man planned in his head and the hand-written note he left behind invoking the economic …

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Greek Police Injured TV-Reporter During Protests

A riot policeman hit Greek journalist Rena Maniou from private Antenna TV and threw her on the sidewalk where she hit her head. Maniou was taken to the emergency of a nearby hospital. Also journalists from state broadcaster NET and newspaper reporter Dionysis Vythoulkas (To Vima)  were violently pushed away by the riot …

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Pharmacies Closed in Athens & Piraeus, Apr 5/12

Pharmacies in Athens and Piraeus are closed on Thursday, 5. April 2012, due to protest rally. Greek Pharmacists Association called the owners of 6,000 pharmacies to join the rally outside the building of EOPPY, the National Health Service Agency, in Maroussi suburb of northern Athens. EOPPY was established three months ago as …

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Athens: Suicide Man Leaves Behind Shocking Note

 In a sharp political  -and for some even “shocking” –  tone the man who committed suicide just a couple of meters away from the Greek Parliament in the heart of Athens on Wednesday morning explained the motives for his desperate act. In a hand-written note, retired pharmacist D.X., 77, spoke …

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Greece’s Powerful Union Involved in a Squander Scandal?

Luxury  holidays? Exclusive Conferences? Missions ‘impossible’? Extravagant Projects? Social  events? Like a private PR and Events company, Greece’s more powerful union GENOP-DEI allegedly spent money of the Public Power Company (DEI) to organize  the best what a …. union (?) can offer: social events and guests hosting thus with overpriced invoices. A ‘generous’ …

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